Cost comparison between LASIK and contact lenses
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Even if we all claim that our health condition and especially having a perfect vision are among the most important things in our lives, we also have to think about the financial part and calculate the costs of achieving them. Unfortunately, even if prices for laser eye surgery have constantly dropped during the last years due to the fact that it became more and more popular, it is still a rather expensive vision correction technique that not too many people can afford.
Today we are going to analyze which one of the following two would be the most inspired choice financially speaking: getting laser eye surgery or sticking to contact lenses. Let's start with LASIK and say that at the moment, in the United States, the average price for laser eye surgery at both eyes is somewhere a bit more than 4000 dollars.
On the other hand, contact lenses cost a lot less given the fact that a box containing six pairs has an average price around 40 dollars and that most people during a whole year will have to pay around 300 dollars for contact lenses.
Now, if you also take in to consideration the visits you need to make to the doctor when wearing contact lenses, you will see that LASIK pays off in about 10 years. Yes, it is a lot of time, but think about the fact that you will benefit from perfect vision during this whole period and after it.